The Tree of Life – Literal, Symbolic, or Both…?

A while back I asked the readers of this blog to give me their “2 cents” on what they thought the Tree of Life is. The idea was that I would incorporate these comments into upcoming blog posts about the Tree of Life. There were a range of different answers all focusing on different elements. And since then … Continue reading

How do our Spiritual Bodies work?

This is a picture of two drawings that Leonardo da Vinci made when he started asking this very question, but just for the physical body. May we, today, be encouraged to understand the reality of how our Spiritual Bodies work… ________________ Two weeks ago after posting about Christ being our Tree of Life a set … Continue reading

The Forgotten Tree

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Please do yourself a favour and download this pdf: http://www.thejesusmanifesto.com/JesusManifestoCh8.pdf It is a free chapter from the book, Jesus Manifesto, written by Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet. It … Continue reading

Dealing with invasive tree-kinds!

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** We are designed to be soil that gives rise to crop. Depending on what seeds are sown on the soil of our hearts, that will be what … Continue reading

The fruit we eat is the fruit we bare!

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Jesus often used plant life to explain important aspects of the Kingdom of Heaven to his disciples. Here is a very significant one that he teaches them … Continue reading

The Tree of Life in Scripture

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Out of all the things in scripture, the Tree of Life is one of the only things that we see both in the first and the last … Continue reading

The Tree of Life – The Collaboration Begins!

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Two weeks ago, I started a new tradition on this blog: “Promote your thoughts and Co-author the next blog post.” The idea was inspired by Frank Viola’s … Continue reading

What is the Tree of Life? – Some more time to add your 2 cents!

Hey everyone Last week I started a new little tradition on the blog called “Promote your own thoughts and Co-author the next blog post.” It is designed to give you, the readers a chance to come and add your thoughts on a topic and in the process help me construct the following week’s post. In … Continue reading

The Tree of Life (part 1): Zoe-Life

#3.1 of Living with Christ as our SOURCE *** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** In section two, “in the beginning,” we observed a few things and asked many questions. Here is a summary … Continue reading

In the beginning… (part 3): Taking Dominion, or Not…

#2.3 of Living with Christ as our Source *** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series by clicking here. *** Over the last two weeks we have looked briefly at the events leading up to humanity choosing … Continue reading